fire ecology

The squeeze is on: Struggling plants contend with more fire and slower growth

June 2nd, 2015

Banksia hookeriana

The one-two punch of hotter, drier climates and increased fires may leave plants caught out, threatening species existence in biodiversity hotspots worldwide, including Australia’s south west and regions of California.

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Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants

September 2nd, 2014

Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia’s drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per cent longer between fires to maintain stable populations.

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Bats resilient to wildfire, study finds

March 7th, 2013

A study of bat activity in burned and unburned areas after a major wildfire in North America has found no evidence of detrimental effects on the bats one year on from the fire.

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